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Nintendo Download: March 12-18, 2015.
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March 12, 2015, 15:12:50
March 12, 2015 – Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. invades the 3DS this week, and the first Trine hits Wii U. There's plenty more new content to see, so be sure to check out all of this week's updates at noon eastern today on your favorite digital storefront.

Nintendo of America said:
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
- Command a strike team of unexpected heroes - assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself - to defend Earth against an alien invasion. Harness the power of steam to scout, surprise and annihilate enemies in this star-spangled blend of turn-based strategy and action game play. Only you can outwit and outgun this otherworldly threat. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will be available on March 13.

3D Out Run - 3D Out Run is the much-loved 1986 driving game designed by Yu Suzuki, remastered and enhanced for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Trine Enchanted Edition
- Trine Enchanted Edition is the origin story of the three unlikely heroes of Trine: Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief. Spellbound by the magical object Trine, the heroes must join forces to overcome obstacles and puzzles in an interactive physics-based world, battle the undead and their minions and restore balance to the kingdom. Buy Trine Enchanted Edition and receive 20 percent off of Trine 2: Director's Cut (and vice versa) in the Trine Series Fan Discount.

Virtual Console on Wii U

F-Zero - GP Legend
- Get your adrenaline pumping and race plasma-powered machines against the galaxy's most elite racers in the Game Boy Advance iteration of this classic racing series! Compete in the Grand Prix or Story modes, climb the standings and unlock additional modes and characters.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

To celebrate 25 years as an independent game developer, WayForward is discounting fan-favorite games such as Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and Mighty Switch Force 2 (for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) for up to 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 19.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

ZaciSa's Last Stand
is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.

Breezeblox is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 19.

Arrow Time U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 25.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.

Shin Megami Tensei IV is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 16 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 23.

Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and other games from ATLUS are on sale from 9 a.m. PT on March 16 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland is 40 percent off (reduced from $24.99 to $14.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.

Soccer Up 3D and Soccer Up Online from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 9.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

NES: Balloon Fighter
Pokémon: Mega Rayquaza
Pokémon Friends
Pokémon: Hanafuda

Price reduction:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
is reduced to $29.99 (from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on March 9.

Also new this week:

Don't Touch Anything Red
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
My Style Studio: Notebook (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
50 PINCH BARRAGE!! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Monster Combine TD (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Music On: Electric Guitar (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Shanghai Mahjong (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 03/12/15, 15:12:50    
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Shin Megami Tensei IV is a great price! I already have it though. Well, technically my brother does, but that basically means me.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 15:20:29
I'm going to wait on S.T.E.A.M. and maybe play it this summer when I have more time, but I feel bad because I want to support new IPs and especially one from Intelligent Systems.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 15:25:41
The reviews for that have been so so. I still want to check it out, but one complaint a lot of people have sounds like it would really, really bug me... LONGGGG waiting for the AI to finish turns. Blah.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 15:48:05
Yup, that sort of soured the demo for me and I've heard that the waits can be even longer in the real game, the internets is probably exaggerating (shocking!) but I've heard the waits can can be upwards of a minute. That's a bit insane if it happens every move.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 16:42:32

What is that game all about? I've heard it mentioned so many times but know nothing of it.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 16:57:31
@Zero and @deathly_hallows

I wonder if you can speed up the enemies' turns? Like in Fire Emblem Awakening if you held the A button...

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 16:58:46
Lots of good sales this week! I want to see how much the Ace Attorney Trilogy is discounted for. I already own all of those on DS, but having them digitally would be cool.


It's a JRPG. Pretty hardcore stuff. The story focuses on Flynn, a Samurai who protects the medieval Kingdom of Mikado from attacks by hostile demons. When a mysterious Black Samurai begins transforming the population into devils, Flynn and three companions are sent to capture her. The pursuit of the Black Samurai drags Flynn and his comrades into a startling revelation and a power struggle between angelic and demonic forces. I'm pretty sure Gui enjoyed it.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 17:07:47
Finally, I'll grab Mighty Switch Force 2! And maybe Outrun. Could use a new racing game on 3DS.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 17:17:22
The Codename Steam situation is unfortunate. I love Intelligent Systems. I love Advance Wars and Fire Emblem. But the demo for Steam didn't really do it for me. And from what I hear the wait on the enemy's turn is the same in the full game as the demo. I'm sure I'll get it eventually, but not today. Because today it's time for some OUTRUN!!! Woo!!! I don't know why I'm so excited, but this game is so much fun. I hope the 3D is boss.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 17:34:40
I'm tempted to get Outrun. I used to love playing it in the arcades and on the Master System. I wonder if the game still holds up...

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 17:42:31
Great day for sales today for me. 3D Sega Classics at half price, and Mighty Switch Force 2 for 11 SEK. Not sure when I'll have time to play them all, but who cares!

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 17:42:58
@r_hjort Is 3D Sonic half off? Interesting. I've been meaning to own Sonic the Hedgehog on a fifth platform for some time now...

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 17:54:05
Oh, sorry for getting your hopes up! The 3D Sega sales are only going on in Europe/Australia as far as I know. Besides, Sonic and Fantasy Zone aren't included in the sale, unfortunately. The 3D Sonic version is frickin' sweet no matter the price, though. M2 does a fantastic job with the emulation and all the extra options they include.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 17:59:05
@r_hjort Yeah, I read all those interviews on Siliconera from the 3D Classics team, I didn't understand half of the technical jargon but their earnest enthusiasm for the 3D Classics line was pretty infectious. And I'm always up for new ways to experience the classic Sonic games.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 18:03:59
It is infectious! Almost makes me want to buy games I never really cared about in the first place. I just have to mention the settings included in 3D Sonic because they are aaawesome!

You can play the Japanese or the International version, you can choose which type of Mega Drive/Genesis system you want emulated, you can choose if you want to enable Spin Dash or not, you can choose to enable stage selection, you have two different types of 3D display to choose from -- hell, you can even decide if you want the display to mimick an old CRT screen! Oh yeah, and you can obviously adjust control input and stuff like that too.

Plus, the actual game is as fantastic as ever.

EDIT: It seems all the Mega Drive games have those options I mentioned. Well, apart from the Spin Dash and the stage selection.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 18:15:28  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/15, 18:17:35
@DrFinkelstein To be honest I haven't played it so I can't say for sure, but if it is like the other mainline SMT games it is an RPG with a focus on collecting / merging demons. And a weird, super dramatic story that lets you choose alignments from a grid system based off of the D&D law - neutral - chaos / light - neutral - dark thingy.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 19:04:16
Oh shit Trine is out??

And I get 20% off for owning Trine 2??

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 23:07:08

Bleh. I was kinda hoping Afterburner would be in the list.


Ah well. I'll console myself with Metroid: Zero Mission. Although I might hold off playing for a bit, I'm still running through the Prime Trilogy.

Maybe a GBA Metroid RGC a little later when it hits the NA shop?

Might have gotten Punch out Wii as well, but it's not on sale like the other Wii VC games were? Why the fuck not?

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 23:26:29  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/15, 23:28:01
Wasn't it in the list? I could have sworn I saw that mentioned in the official PR earlier this week, but I guess not.

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 23:36:06
So is the downloadable Wii games thing over?

Posted by 
 on: 03/12/15, 23:45:13
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